MR. P. A. MCHUGH
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether he is aware that three men named Smith, Mulligan, and Fitzpatrick, of Cavan, recently committed to Dundalk Gaol by order of Judge Ross for an unlimited term of imprisonment on a charge of contempt of Court, have been released; and will he inform the House on whose order these men were released, and whether the order was conditional or unconditional.
I am informed that the three men named were released on April 23rd, on the completion of one month's imprisonment, by an order of the Land Judge's Court. The order of release was unconditional.
§ † See (4) Debates, cliv., 583.